HIST 4031

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

The course is designed to introduce students to the historical background of a set of debates and problems pertaining to the role technologies of identification have played in shaping our understanding of citizenship, exclusion, personal liberties, and democracy. Since these are current topics that we read about in the media every day, the course offers the necessary analytical skills to frame them in a larger context from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Readings, discussions, and assignments seek to encourage students to enrich their personal analysis by combining their own experience with identification and identity documents, specific cases from different contexts and critical reflection.

When Offered Spring.

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    Combined with: STS 4031

  • 4 Credits Graded